HealthSteps & AMA Form Data Model Collaboration to Support Integrated Health Model Initiative

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFInnovateTheHub?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#UFInnovateTheHublt;/agt;–HealthSteps,
an emerging mobile health company offering innovative digital solutions
to improve health services delivery and clinical research, announced
today a collaboration with the American Medical Association’s Integrated
Health Model Initiative
(IHMI) at the annual Health Information and
Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference being held in Orlando,
Florida. IHMI brings together experts from the health and technology
sectors to develop new data models and tools for collecting, exchanging
and presenting meaningful health data that provide insights for better
health.


“IHMI is a collaborative effort that works with highly motivated
organizations at the intersection of health care, technology, and data
science,” said IHMI Chief Medical Information Officer Tom Giannulli,
M.D., M.S. “We are fortunate to have HealthSteps contribute their
valuable expertise to setting a clear path for developing modern data
models that keep pace with the speed of health care innovation.”

Data models developed through the IHMI collaboration serve as a
clinically validated data portability standard used by devices to define
what data to collect, select how to represent the collected data, and
determine how to encode the data for easy transmission, exchange and
retrieval.

HealthSteps is among the first technology companies to integrate content
from IHMI’s newly announced Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) data
model, which improves the ability to distinguish clinically valid blood
pressure readings from inaccurate measures, for improved identification
of patients at risk of hypertension. IHMI’s SMBP data model is the first
release from the initiative and will offer Software Development Kits
(SDKs) and Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for easy integration
directly into solutions. IHMI will also offer freely available SMBP FHIR
profiles.

Visit the AMA’s IHMI at HIMSS Booth #6891 to request a demo of the SMBP
module on the HealthSteps platform.

Development of a common data structure with AMA’s IHMI data
models is a giant leap forward for healthcare,” says HealthSteps
CEO Benjamin King
. “We are excited to work with the AMA IHMI and its
collaborator community to advance this first release, and further the
deployment of this technology to improve care for millions of patients.”

HealthSteps is an emerging, mobile health company that has developed a
unique mobile application that places patients at the center of their
own care. The synchronized care plan provides patients simple, detailed
instructions with activity reminders and the ability to report their
symptoms, all while connecting the medical team, family members and
other caregivers to help patients stay on track and improve health
outcomes.

The HealthSteps platform allows physicians to follow a patient’s
progress and capture key health data from wearables and bio-sensing
devices. This gives physicians access to the data in real-time so they
can adjust care plan activities as needed without having to wait for the
patient’s next clinic visit.

HealthSteps is a resident company of UF
Innovate | The Hub
, part of the University of Florida innovation
ecosystem, and is an excellent example of UF Innovate’s mission to build
business on innovation. The Hub is a mixed-use business incubator that
offers an entrepreneurial and mentoring community with programs to
create a supportive environment for entrepreneurial innovation.

“The progress of HealthSteps illustrates how UF Innovate | The Hub helps
our resident companies accelerate their business trajectory to meet
important milestones, including expansive collaborations that result in
mutual growth and success,” said Mark
Long, Director of Incubation Services at UF Innovate | The Hub
.

For more information, please visit HealthSteps.

About HealthSteps

Formed in 2016, mobile health company HealthSteps seeks to complement
health care delivery by more effectively connecting patients with their
caregivers and healthcare providers. The company has developed a
patient-centered mobile platform that tracks a patient’s care plan
success, helps to prevent medical errors and enhances compliance through
care plan synchronization. The HealthSteps’ mobile platform provides
patients and their caregivers a better communications method for
improving health outcomes.

Located at the University of Florida’s (UF) Innovation Hub, HealthSteps
has successfully piloted its mobile platform at UF Health with Dr.
William Slayton within the Division of Pediatric Hematology and
Oncology. The company is working within other clinical areas to provide
mobile care coordination as well as electronic capture of
patient-reported outcomes (ePRO) data to support clinical research.
HealthSteps plans to provide its mobile platform to other academic
institutions, contract research organizations and clinical trial
sponsors to improve subject compliance, a key factor in achieving
success in clinical trials.

Contacts

Company Contact:
Benjamin King
Chief Executive Officer
HealthSteps
king@healthsteps.io
407-242-2219


UF Innovate Contact:
Mark Long
Director of Incubation
Services
UF Innovate
mslong@ufl.edu
352-294-0885

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